Selwyn District Plan Review

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What’s next?

Following the initial delay of the notification in the middle of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can now confirm that we expect to notify the Proposed Selwyn District Plan for formal public consultation in early October. The consultation period will last eight weeks. More detail on the public consultation will be available at the time of the notification. In the meantime, to stay up to date with the District Plan Review work, keep an eye on this website and make sure you sign up for future updates.


As part of the District Plan Review, we have been looking at natural hazards in Selwyn. The Council has been addressing questions like: are the areas currently identified as being at highest risk from flooding and coastal hazards up to date with the latest available data and effects of climate change? Have we got up-to-date rules and policies in place to manage areas of the district at greatest risk from these hazards?

Latest science has now confirmed areas in the district that may be at risk from these natural hazards during more extreme weather events and when taking into account climate change effects. We are now in the process of sharing our findings with affected landowners and what that may mean for them. To find out more, click on the relevant natural hazard below.





Following initial public consultation in late 2018 on the general direction of the future Plan, the Council has been working on proposed rules and policies across a range of topics relevant to business, rural or residential communities and getting them ready for the Council to endorse. Following the endorsement, the Proposed Plan will be notified for consultation.

After the formal public consultation, submitters will have an opportunity to speak to their submission at a formal hearing. Following the hearing, the Hearing Panel will make recommendations on submissions and the Council will then make final decisions.

What’s next?

Following the initial delay of the notification in the middle of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can now confirm that we expect to notify the Proposed Selwyn District Plan for formal public consultation in early October. The consultation period will last eight weeks. More detail on the public consultation will be available at the time of the notification. In the meantime, to stay up to date with the District Plan Review work, keep an eye on this website and make sure you sign up for future updates.


As part of the District Plan Review, we have been looking at natural hazards in Selwyn. The Council has been addressing questions like: are the areas currently identified as being at highest risk from flooding and coastal hazards up to date with the latest available data and effects of climate change? Have we got up-to-date rules and policies in place to manage areas of the district at greatest risk from these hazards?

Latest science has now confirmed areas in the district that may be at risk from these natural hazards during more extreme weather events and when taking into account climate change effects. We are now in the process of sharing our findings with affected landowners and what that may mean for them. To find out more, click on the relevant natural hazard below.





Following initial public consultation in late 2018 on the general direction of the future Plan, the Council has been working on proposed rules and policies across a range of topics relevant to business, rural or residential communities and getting them ready for the Council to endorse. Following the endorsement, the Proposed Plan will be notified for consultation.

After the formal public consultation, submitters will have an opportunity to speak to their submission at a formal hearing. Following the hearing, the Hearing Panel will make recommendations on submissions and the Council will then make final decisions.

  • District-wide matter: Noise and vibration

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    over 1 year ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    We're looking at increasing the night time noise limit in residential zones and reducing the day time noise limit in the Rural Zone. Find out more about draft changes to the current District Plan that relate to current noise and vibration rules and have a say now.





    We're looking at increasing the night time noise limit in residential zones and reducing the day time noise limit in the Rural Zone. Find out more about draft changes to the current District Plan that relate to current noise and vibration rules and have a say now.





  • Residential matter: Housing development in the residential zones

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    over 1 year ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Have a view on how housing development in the residential zones, in particular type and density of housing, should be managed in the future District Plan? Then find out more about the draft changes to the current District Plan which we're now consulting on.



    Have a view on how housing development in the residential zones, in particular type and density of housing, should be managed in the future District Plan? Then find out more about the draft changes to the current District Plan which we're now consulting on.



  • Business matter: Business in small settlements

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    over 1 year ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Have a say on the the draft changes that affect how businesses in small settlements across the district which have no business-zoned land: Arthur’s Pass, Doyleston, Glentunnel, Hororata, Kirwee, Sheffield/Waddington, Springston, Tai Tapu and Springfield, could be managed in the future District Plan.


    Have a say on the the draft changes that affect how businesses in small settlements across the district which have no business-zoned land: Arthur’s Pass, Doyleston, Glentunnel, Hororata, Kirwee, Sheffield/Waddington, Springston, Tai Tapu and Springfield, could be managed in the future District Plan.


  • District-wide matter: Outstanding landscapes

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    over 1 year ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Let us know what you think about the Council-endorsed draft changes to outstanding landscape areas and associated rules and policies in the current District Plan.


    Let us know what you think about the Council-endorsed draft changes to outstanding landscape areas and associated rules and policies in the current District Plan.


  • Rural matter: Intensive farming

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    over 1 year ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The Council has endorsed draft changes to intensive farming rules and policies in the current District Plan as part of the District Plan Review. Find out more and have a say.



    The Council has endorsed draft changes to intensive farming rules and policies in the current District Plan as part of the District Plan Review. Find out more and have a say.